of Montreal - Jacques Lamure Lyrics

of Montreal The Gay Parade cover art
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Jacques Lamure is a
Volunteer fireman
He longs to give his life
Saving a nice old man and his wife
When their house is
Filled with flames
Earning him honor and fame

Jacques Lamure is a foreman
At a clock factory
He wishes he were boss
So he could fire that scoundrel William Moss
Who always puts him down
When Megan Blanchard is around

He told himself last year
That when springtime was here
He would suddenly appear at Meg's door
He'd rent a mariachi band and respectfully demand
His dear Meg to take his hand
And to be his forever more
But of course he didn't dare
And pretended not to care
About the insult or the loss
When he found out she'd married William Moss

Jacques Lamure goes to see a show
Every other Friday night
He likes the westerns best
He'd rather be a sheriff with a gold star on his chest
Than that weird guy who never says a word
And when spoken to pretends he hadn't heard

He realized one day that he didn't have to stay
That he could move as far away as planes could fly
He chuckled as he mused
About the people who had rused him
And how shocked and confused that they would be
When he says goodbye and never turns around
Never returns to that miserable town

Then as weeks passed he soon did find
This move had greatly improved his state of mind
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Old Familiar Way
  • 2 Fun Loving Nun
  • 3 Tulip Baroo
  • 4 Jacques Lamure
  • 5 March of the Gay Parade
  • 6 Neat Little Domestic Life
  • 7 A Collection of Poems About Water
  • 8 I'd Be a Yellow Feathered Loon
  • 9 The Autobiographical Grandpa
  • 10 The Miniature Philosopher
  • 11 My Friend Will Be Me
  • 12 My Favorite Boxer
  • 13 Advice From a Divorced Gentleman to His Bachelor Friend Considering Marriage
  • 14 A Man's Life Flashing Before His Eyes While He and His Wife Drive Off a Cliff Into the Ocean
  • 15 Nickee Coco and the Invisible Tree
  • 16 The Gay Parade Outro


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BUG MUSIC OBO APOLLINAIRE RAVE
    album: Track 4 in album The Gay Parade
    release date: 1999-2-16
    popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Psychedelic Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 2:32
    Album Information
    label: Bar/None Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 032862010521
    script: Latin